Monday, 7 November 2011

IMFW: Tom Thumb or Toe Thumb?

The Interesting Medical Fact of this Week is that a man who had his thumb sliced off has had his big toe sewn on to replace it. You might think that this would look roaringly obvious, but interestingly enough there is in fact a medical condition called clubbed thumb, which results in a thumb that looks a bit like a toe. And is consequently commonly known as toe thumb.* Don't believe me? It's on Wikipedia, so it must be true.

Rather hearteningly, Megan Fox keeps the hand models of this world out of penury by suffering from toe thumb herself.

*Also as murderers thumb, but let's not cast nasturtiums.

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